Panasonic's Lumix FZ150 is a 12.1 Megapixel super-zoom camera with a 24x stabilised range, 1080p video capabilities and a fully-articulated 3in screen. Since the new Lumix FZ150 shares so much in common with its predecessor FZ100, we are concentrating mostly on the new features in this review, especially the quality of the new 1080p movie mode and of course that new 12 Megapixel sensor.
As you know, Panasonic DMC-FZ150 can shot 1920 x 1080 60p AVCHD in MPEG-4 / H.264, so it’s wonderful to take it and record exciting moments. But, you may have problems when you want to import Panasonic Lumix FZ150 AVCHD files to FCP 7 for editing on Mac. Actually, AVCHD files are not well supported by Final Cut Pro due to the unfriendly codec and limitations on frame rate.
How to solve this problem? As Apple Final Cut Pro best supported video codec and format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so the best way is to transcode Panasonic DMC-FZ150 AVCHD to FCP 7 best supported Apple RroRes codec, then you can edit smoothly without rendering. You can follow the guide below.
Guide on how to convert Panasonic FZ150 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP 7.
Step 1: Download the Panasonic AVCHD to FCP Converter, import your Panasonic FZ150 AVCHD files to the software from AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.
Tip: If you wanna join multiple AVCHD files for FCP, you can select the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(HD) (*.mov) to keep in HD.
Step 3: Click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc. 30fps (or 25fps for PAL) bitrate, and 1920*1080 video size will be better.
Step 4: Click Convert icon; it will convert Panasonic FZ150 MTS/M2TS to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 7 on Mac OS X immediately.
After the Panasonic FZ150 AVCHD to FCP conversion, import the converted MOV files to Final Cut Pro 7, then you can edit Panasonic FZ150 files in FCP smoothly. Now just download this Mac MTS/M2TS Converter and have a try.
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